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Why parents refuse childhood vaccination: a qualitative study using online focus groups

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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Title
Why parents refuse childhood vaccination: a qualitative study using online focus groups
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1183
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Authors

Irene A Harmsen, Liesbeth Mollema, Robert AC Ruiter, Theo GW Paulussen, Hester E de Melker, Gerjo Kok

Abstract

In high income countries, vaccine-preventable diseases have been greatly reduced through routine vaccination programs. Despite this success, many parents question, and a small proportion even refuse vaccination for their children. As no qualitative studies have explored the factors behind these decisions among Dutch parents, we performed a study using online focus groups.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Unknown 409 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 98 24%
Student > Master 77 19%
Researcher 36 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 8%
Lecturer 25 6%
Other 69 17%
Unknown 76 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 103 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 71 17%
Social Sciences 41 10%
Psychology 22 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 5%
Other 68 16%
Unknown 91 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 January 2021.
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#2,036,884
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,311
of 14,091 outputs
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#23,368
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#152
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